12 week dr visit … Onwards and the shanks.

May 23, 2015 at 5:24 pm | In Uncategorized |

Successful 12 week post op visit now in mirror. Basically, a brief inspection and lecture on not being too aggressive.  Tendon looks good, all signs pointing to appropriate pace of recovery. He is still saying 26 weeks to jogging, 52 weeks to reactive sports. My tennis racquet can be found on eBay :)

Moving to much more aggressive strengthening of the calf. I was under impression that my calf had not atrophied all that much, all things considered. Once asked to do my first standing calf raises, I’m realizing I have got some real work ahead of me. The site has a small bump where the reattach point is, doc said will probably be permanent, but his only option would have been to cut away good tendon to shape the outcome…and his policy (thank goodness) is to never cut good tendon. So my career as a heel model has come to a screeching halt.

Positive news was clears to hit golf balls, go paddleboarding, and bicycle as long as I avoid real inclines. Bad news, the tightness in my calf and weakness apparently leads to the shanks, so I am backing off that for a while.

Swimming and working out aggressively at this point - to improve strength but also manage weight while overall activity reduced. Swelling has become far less persistent and I’m very pleased, though humble, about where we have come to so far.

daunted by how many new participants have come on the blog since I got involved! This site has been awesome for putting boundaries around my fears and uncertainties. Thanks to all…

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  1. Great update! Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by skelonas — May 31, 2015 #

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